# Tagged Questions

The subject of operator algebras is primarily C*-algebras and von Neumann algebras, and associated topics. It also includes more general algebras of operators on Hilbert space, and may include algebras of operators on other topological vector spaces. It is related to but distinct from the subjects ...

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### How can we view $\operatorname{Hom}(V,V((x)))$ as a subspace of $(\mathrm{End}V)[[x,x^{-1}]]$?

In the context of vertex operator algebras, if $V$ is a vector space, how can we view $\operatorname{Hom}(V,V((x)))$ as a subspace of $(\operatorname{End}V)[[x,x^{-1}]]$? The notation $V((x))$ is the ...
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### Relation of fundamental group $\pi_1(X,x_0)$ and properties of C(X)

As stated by commutative Gelfand Naimark theorem, every unital C* algebra is of the form C(X) for some compact Hausdorff space X. Moreover two such algebras are isomorphic iff the corresponding ...
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### irreducible implies the commutant consists of multiples of identity?

I was trying to solve exercises (4) on Page 59 of the book "A short course on spectral theory", William Avreson. Let $A$ be a Banach star-algebra. A representation $\pi\in$rep$(A,H)$ is said to be ...
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### Uniqueness of positive square root of postive element in C* algebra

If a is a positive element then it has a unique positive square root, i.e. a unique b positive such that b^2=a. I understand the existence part of the proof. If ...
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### Classification of vector bundles over the torus

In M. Rieffel's paper "The Cancellation Theorem for projective modules over irrational rotation $C^*$-algebras", he classifies finitely generated projective modules over the $C^*$-algebra ...
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### What is this operator topology?

Let $X$ be a separable Banach space with (norm $1$) Schauder-Basis $\{e_n\}_{n\in\mathbb N}$. Denote for $x\in X$ with $|\cdot|_x$ the seminorm on $\mathcal L(X)$ given by $|A|_x = \|A x\|$. Consider: ...
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### Proving an isometric dilation of a non unitary operator on Hilbert space implies infinite dimensional space involving matrices

I have been given this exercise in my Operator theory class dealing with operators on Hilbert spaces, which reads as follows: Let H be a Hilbert space. We are to prove, in two distinct ways, that ...
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### Singular value decomposition of sum of single particle operators

here is my question. Suppose to have an operator $L$ in a composite Hilbert space $A\otimes B$ which can be written as sum of single particle operator as: L = (L_0\otimes \mathbb{I} + ...
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### Are Baer Rings worth studying for significant modern progress in vNa's?

I am wondering if Kaplansky's "Ring of Operators" is worth studying if I'm interested in functional analysis (more specifically von Neumann algebras). Yes any vNa is a B. ring but my question is more ...
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### Is the algebra of adjointable operators on a Hilbert module prime?

In abstract algebra, a nonzero ring $R$ is a prime ring if for any two elements $a$ and $b$ of R, $arb = 0$ for all $r$ in $R$ implies that either $a = 0$ or $b = 0.$ Or for any two ideals $A$ and ...
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### Is there a sample-path continuous stochastic process whose sample paths do not almost surely lie in an RKHS?

Let $f$ be a mean zero second-order stochastic process with continuous covariance function $k$, that is indexed on a separable metric space $\mathcal{X}$ and that is sample-path continuous. Can we ...
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### Can $xy$ and $yx$ lie in different connected components of the group of invertible elements of an algebra?

What is an example of a Banach or $C^{*}$ algebra $A$ which has two invertible elements $x, y$ such that $xy$ can not be connected to $yx$ in $G(A)$, the space of invertible elements of $A$. A ...
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### Can all compact subsets of $\mathbb{C}$ be spectra of a bounded operator on $C[0,1]$?

Let $K$ be a non-empty compact subset of $\mathbb{C}$, the complex field. Does there exist an operator $A\in \mathscr{B}(C[0,1])$ such that $\sigma(A)=K$? $A$ is a multiplication operator iff $K$ is ...
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### Binormal operator - equivalent definitions?

I have seen two different definitions of a binormal operator A. A is unitarily equivalent to a block 2x2 matrix of commuting normal matrices. AA* commutes with A*A. I am hoping these definitions ...
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### How does the general spectral theorem generalize the simpler versions?

I read the following version of the spectral theorem in Banach Algebra Techniques in Operator Theory by Douglas: I'm trying to understand why this is a generalization of the following version, ...
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### The algebras of compact operators on $\ell_p$ as direct limits of matrix algebras

Consider $M_n(\mathbb{C})$ as $B(\ell_p^n)$ for $n\in\mathbb{N}$ where $p\in[1,\infty)$, and include $M_n(\mathbb{C})$ in $M_{n+1}(\mathbb{C})$ as the upper left corner. Is it true that ...
### Does $C^*(G) \cong C^*(H)$ imply that $\mathbb{C}G \cong \mathbb{C}H$?
I wonder whether the underlying complex group algebra of a group $C^*$-algebra is unique? I.e. if $G$ and $H$ are discrete groups such that $C^*(G) \cong C^*(H)$ (or $C^*_r(G) \cong C^*_r(H)$) as ...
Schmidt decomposition of an operator is a useful tool of quantum information theory nowadays. Let $O$ be an operator acting on the Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}_{d_1} \otimes \mathcal{H}_{d_1}$. ...